Aerospace students doing various activities


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Education Program:

While exhibits in the gallery are intriguing to children at any age, children need to read and comprehend at the 5th grade level or above to fully interact with the exhibits.

Please refer to the Boeing Tour page for more information on options to bring a group of students

Scenario-based immersive learning provides students the opportunity to experience real life jobs with real life expectations and responsibilities. They work in teams to problem-solve real world challenges while developing higher level thinking strategies and skills.

Yes, the Flights of Innovation education program aligns with national, state, and local school district requirements and supplements essential learning skills, concepts and performance standards.

Currently, we do not offer docent-led tours for students or adults in the Future of Flight gallery.

We are developing inquiry-based worksheets for school groups and young visitors to the Future of Flight gallery.

There is no additional cost for the Design Your Own Airplane activity in the Future of Flight gallery. Each participant leaves with a standard copy-paper print of their unique design. The gift shop does offer the option of having the design printed on a t-shirt or a poster for an additional fee.

Yes, using the XJ-5 Flight Simulator costs $8.00 per person.

Our friends at Pinchot and Company Inc. of Bainbridge Island, Washington propose that what we’re taught about the innovative process differs substantially from how we realize it:


Yes. Our annual fund program is a giving program with various giving levels (see below). We hope that our donors will include the Future of Flight Foundation in their annual giving each year. We also have a planned giving program where donors may make a deferred gift such as a bequest, charitable remainder trust, or life insurance policy. These planned gifts allow the donor to leave a legacy while also assisting the Foundation and gaining significant financial benefits.

Future of Flight Foundation
Annual Fund
Under $100: Contributors Level
$100 – $499: Friends Level
$500 – $999: Ambassadors Level
Leadership Circle
$1,000-2,499: Dreamers Level
$2,500-4,999: Collaborators Level
$5,000-9,999: Researchers Level
$10,000-24,999: Builders Level
$25,000-499,999: Partners Level
$50,000-99,999: Innovators Level
$100,000 and up: Mentors Level

You may designate your gift to any of the following:

  • Greatest need (to be determined by our Board of Directors)
  • Education
  • Exhibits
  • Student Work and Travel Program
  • Student Exchange Program
  • Institutional advancement*


The Future of Flight Foundation advances the vision and mission by ensuring we can build our capacity for growth and continue to expand existing and new programs. This is done by securing funding to sustain the Foundation and its programs for future generations. Funding is sought to enhance development efforts and expand the Foundation’s capacity to fundraise. Items such as donor and development software, support staff, equipment, and space are needed. Investment in institutional advancement is also an investment in the exhibits, education and exchange programs.

Donors are recognized with a formal acknowledgment letter, in our Annual Report, and at various events. Donors at the Leadership level and in our Partners in Innovation Program are recognized in our lobby and gallery throughout the year, if desired, and may be featured in a newsletter or Web site article.

Yes, if donating on this website, check the box for anonymity. Or if donating by check or credit card, enclose a note indicating your desire for anonymity.

Yes, you may make a gift in honor of or in memory of a loved one. This gift will be acknowledged from you in their honor or memory. If an address is provided, acknowledgement will be sent to the family or honoree without disclosing the amount of your gift. You may donate in honor or memory of a person and still request anonymity.

The best way to make a gift of appreciated securities is to contact our Development Director, provide the name of the stock, the number of shares you are contributing, and the name of your broker. We will assist you with the procedure for completing the gift.

It’s most advantageous to you to transfer the shares intact to the Future of Flight Foundation, not to sell the stock yourself or have your broker sell it.

Certificate stock gifts will be acknowledged on the date the shares are delivered to the Foundation or on the postmarked date. Electronic transfers will be recognized on the date the shares are received by the Foundation bank.

It is best to consult with your financial advisor and our Development Director for further information regarding gifts of closely held or controlled stock.

The Foundation may accept gifts of real estate after a thorough appraisal, including environmental assessment and other assessments as appropriate. Gifts of tangible personal property, such as aircraft, items for exhibits, works of art, books or other collections that align with the mission of the Foundation, may be accepted at the discretion of the Foundation. These items may be retained for exhibits and collections or sold to support the Foundation. Certain gifts of property may also require a cash gift to cover the costs of display and/or ongoing maintenance.

If you have an existing life insurance policy that is no longer needed, you can make the Future of Flight Foundation the beneficiary of that policy. The Foundation will receive the policy proceeds after the covered party’s death. If you contribute the policy and continue to make the premium payments, you will be entitled to an income tax deduction.

The easiest way to add the Future of Flight Foundation to your will is with a codicil. This is a simple statement spelling out the gift and listing the Future of Flight Foundation as the recipient. You do not need to change your will, simply add the codicil. We always recommend you meet with your attorney and financial advisors to plan the contribution arrangement that is most beneficial to your estate. Our Development Director will assist you and your attorney with language regarding your gift to ensure the Future of Flight Foundation can fulfill your goals.

Yes. Please let us know so that we can recognize your generosity.

Partner Program:

Yes, our Partners in Innovation Program is our corporate and business giving recognition and benefits program. This program is an excellent opportunity for organizations to support the Future of Flight Foundation’s mission and receive many great networking and marketing opportunities while having fun.

Our Partners in Innovation program giving and benefit levels are as follows:

$2,500 – 4,999: Collaborators Level
Recognition in the Annual Report, on the Donor Wall in the Lobby and on the Web site

$5,000 – 9,999: Researchers Level
Above benefits, use of FoF Executive Board room and 10 Tickets to the FoFF Gallery

$10,000 – 24,999: Builders Level
Above benefits, use of the Flight Deck meeting room, an invitation to a reception and annual donor recognition dinner and recognition on large Gallery Screen

$25,000 – 49,999: Partners Level
Above benefits, use of either the Fore or Aft Cabin meeting room, a guided tour of the gallery and a feature story on our Web site

$50,000 – 99,999: Innovators Level
Above benefits and use of the Strato Deck

$100,000 and up: Mentors Level
Above benefits, use of any Future of Flight special event facilities, a hosted dinner with the Executive Director and Board Officers, a behind the scenes tour of the Future of Flight and affiliated aviation facilities at Paine Field

The Future of Flight Foundation is generously supported by the institutions and businesses below:

Mentors Level: $100,000 and up, GE Aviation, The Boeing Company

Innovators Level: $50,000 – $99,999, Taproot Foundation

Builders Level: $10,000 – $24,999, Snohomish County

Researchers Level: $5,000 – $9,999, Air France, Everett Community College, State Board of Community and Technical Colleges), Point b, Inc., Puget Sound Energy, Snohomish County OED, Rolls-Royce

Collaborators Level: $5 – $4,999, Celebrate Catering, Celebrations Catering, City of Mulkiteo, Egencia (an Expedia, Inc. Company), LLC, Historic Flight Foundation, Northwest Duty Free Stores, Inc., 360 Hotel Group, BuffDuckStore (BuffDuck), Danner Corporation, Hilton Garden Inn, Moss Adams, LLP

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